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Probability Of Getting HIV From Hole In Condom

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Condom holes (HOLES IN CONDOMS, 2011)

Hi Dr,Congratulations on your success and achievements in society.What do you think of the published letter to the Washington Times by C. Michael Roland, head of the Polymer Properties Section at the Naval Research laboratory in Washington, D.C. and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...holes in condoms a number of times in this forum. I'll repost below a small sample of the information you can find in the archives of this forum. I also want to point out that latex condoms are way more effective in preventing HIV than your... Read more »

The fear of HIV is taking over my life, please help. (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2010)

hello dr frascinofirst off i hope all is well with you, and your life partner dr steve. ive seen... Read more »

protected oral sex with old condom (CONDOM IN CAR, 2009) (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009)

I received a protected oral sex in a massage parlor for a minute or two. But the condom I used was... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zambia Rejects Batch of Holed Condoms

...Bureau of Standards (ZABS) on Monday halted sales of two brands of condoms -- "Evolution" and "Hot" -- after testing revealed holes in them. "The two brands of condoms have been withdrawn for failing to meet the critical electrical freedom from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Drug Assistance Program Activists Schedule "Crisis" Summit to Find Solutions for Budget Hole

...available private resources, and other remedies to move beyond waiting lists and improve access to care for all people living with HIV/AIDS. Using funds from the federal Ryan White program, ADAPs in all 50 states provide HIV-positive... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...called "rubbers." Most condoms today are latex or polyurethane. Lambskin condoms can prevent pregnancy. However, they have tiny holes (pores) that are large enough for HIV to get through. Lambskin condoms do not prevent the spread of HIV. Latex... Read more »
The Body PRO

Genital Beading: A Risk Factor for HIV in Taiwanese Men

... I'm at a poster entitled, "Genital Beading as the Predictor of HIV Status in Male Drug Offenders in Taiwan." 1 I'm here with one of the researchers. Could you please introduce yourself? My Read more »
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Condom breakage? Scared!

Posted by worriedsick, 4 Replies
...pulled out. If the condom broke, would I be able to notice it? It looked like it was intact, but could there have been a small hole. It was not ripped from tip to bottom... I had an HIV test about three + weeks after the encounter which came... Read more »

hole in condom; need advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, I was recently (2 weeks ago) the insertive partner in anal sex with an hiv+ individual. Anal sex with this man lasted about 1 minute tops. As I pulled out the condom, I realized that there was a hole Read more »

oil a cause to worry?

Posted by jambo, 1 Reply
...proceedd for vaginal sex. i did not see the condom break when we finished. now, some docs on the forum say that oil can cause small holes not visible to the eye which will let hiv pass. dr bob says if the condom doesnt break it does not matter... Read more »

Condom Failure Modes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...condom had 5 years to go on the expiration date when used and was used with lots of waterbased lube. I think I had sex with a HIV+ woman, so I am naturally paranoid about pin-holes in the condom. Is anyone aware of other failure modes in... Read more »